BILL ADLER: HIP-HOP ARCHIVIST (INTERVIEW)BILL ADLER: HIP-HOP ARCHIVIST (INTERVIEW)

Words & Interview By Jake Paine

Hip-Hop music and all that goes with it moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around—and save the albums, the clippings, and the artifacts that go with it—you could miss it. Most of us, no matter how devoted we have been to the culture, get easily lost in the ephemera.

Bill Adler hasn’t—for the most part anyway. Even as he was pushing keys on the typewriter—and later the computer — as a music journalist and critic for The New York Daily News, High Times, and Rolling Stone, he was saving others’ words and opinions. Later, when Adler was organizing press for LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, and Slick Rick as the head of publicity at the white-hot Def Jam Records, he was archiving the materials of other artists, at different labels and in other cities. Alongside the music, the photos, and the stickers were the newspaper and magazine articles—and these ended up in the metal filing cabinets, first in Adler’s office, and then in his basement. Continue Reading

 
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DJ EFN F. KILLER MIKE, WEBBZ, KXNG CROOKED – “IF U RUN” (AUDIO)DJ EFN F. KILLER MIKE, WEBBZ, KXNG CROOKED – “IF U RUN” (AUDIO)

The first leak off DJ EFN’s album, Another Time – pairs Killer Mike, KXNG Crooked and South Florida up-and comer Webbz. Produced by Davincci & Miami Beat Wave. Another Time drops March 3rd. Continue Reading

 
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COMING HOME: CUBA – DOCUMENTARY – AVAILABLE ON ITUNESCOMING HOME: CUBA – DOCUMENTARY – AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

Crazy Hood Film Academy’s debut documentary film “Coming Home” is now available for purchase in the itunes store. The film has gained a lot of critical acclaim at festivals as well as being the first original film to be aired on Puff Daddy’s Revolt TV Network. CHFA is now set to release their second film in the ‘Coming Home’ Series which will follows the Crazy Hood crew through a hip hop adventure in Peru. Continue Reading

 
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MONIE LOVE, RAS KASS, MURS, ¡MAYDAY! & OTHERS SIT IN ON DJ EFN ‘ANOTHER TIME’ LISTENING SESSION AT CIRCLE HOUSE STUDIOS (PHOTOS)MONIE LOVE, RAS KASS, MURS, ¡MAYDAY! & OTHERS SIT IN ON DJ EFN ‘ANOTHER TIME’ LISTENING SESSION AT CIRCLE HOUSE STUDIOS (PHOTOS)

This past week marks the lead up to the release of DJ EFN’s ‘Another Time’ project due out March 3rd. To celebrate the completion of the album, EFN invited some friends to a private listening session at Circle House Studios. In attendance was the whole Crazy Hood family, ¡Mayday!, MURS, Ras Kass, Monie Love, Prez P, Amber Monique, Miami Beat Wave, Matt Harris, Davincci, Eric Biddiness, Webbz, Hazardis Soundz, Skam2?, Dynas, and other friends and press folks. The night consisted of two sessions in which EFN explained the theme of the project and talked about every song before playing the never before heard tracks. DJ EFN will be releasing a new record every week leading up to the release date. The first track released this past week was ‘If U Run’ featuring Killer Mike, Webbz and KXNG Crooked (Crooked I). Continue Reading

 
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MURS316 PRESENTS MARLEY B – “SMOKE BREAK” (AUDIO)MURS316 PRESENTS MARLEY B – “SMOKE BREAK” (AUDIO)

Check out some new music from our homie MUR’s Murs316 label. This one is from Marley B and is titled ‘Smoke Break’. Continue Reading

 
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STALLEY FEAT. RASHAD – “CHAVELLE” (MUSIC VIDEO)STALLEY FEAT. RASHAD – “CHAVELLE” (MUSIC VIDEO)

New visuals from MMG’s own Stalley. Look out for Stalley on DJ EFN’s upcoming project ‘Another Time’. Continue Reading

 
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THE COMBAT JACK SHOW – RAS KASS EPISODE (AUDIO)THE COMBAT JACK SHOW – RAS KASS EPISODE (AUDIO)

Our homie Ras Kass sat down with one of our favorite podcast talk shows – The Combat Jack Show. Continue Reading

 
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KAT DAHLIA – “MY GARDEN” (MUSIC VIDEO)KAT DAHLIA – “MY GARDEN” (MUSIC VIDEO)

Check out Miami’s own, and quickly becoming an international sensation, Kat Dahlia – new music video directed by our very own Michael Garcia for Crazy Hood Film Academy. This is the title track off of Kat’s new project ‘My Garden’ available now!

 
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DJ EFN TALKS ‘ANOTHER TIME’ ALBUM WITH GAMERTAG RADIO (AUDIO)DJ EFN TALKS ‘ANOTHER TIME’ ALBUM WITH GAMERTAG RADIO (AUDIO)

DJ EFN sat down with the popular gaming podcast ‘GamerTag Radio‘ to talk about his upcoming album and all that went into it. Continue Reading

 
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MEEK MILL – “ICE CREAM (FREESTYLE)” (AUDIO)MEEK MILL – “ICE CREAM (FREESTYLE)” (AUDIO)

Meek is out and hitting the streets running. New freestyle over classic Raekwon ‘Ice Cream’ record. Continue Reading

 
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